Early Years Classroom Design (resources for EYFS continuous provision)

Early Years Classroom Design (resources for EYFS continuous provision)

This resources will suggest ideas for resources in curriculum areas around your classroom. With a focus on continuous provision, this resources will tell you what should be available for the children in areas such as the reading area, creative area, sensory area etc. Aimed especially to support NQTs and new to reception teachers, this resource will save you heaps of time planning what resources are needed where. FREE: An on-entry assessment for numeracy FREE: An 'All About Me' booklet to send home to your parents for the children to complete and return.
MrEarlyYears
Early Years Maths & Fine Motor Development ideas with Playdough (Play Doh)

Early Years Maths & Fine Motor Development ideas with Playdough (Play Doh)

A 4-page leaflet comprising a bank of activities for teachers, support staff, childminders and parents to engage with their child to help their learning. The activities all involve using playdough to help the child develop in the key areas of learning such as Speaking & Listening, Mathematics, Personal, Social and Emotional Development etc. The leaflet is extremely useful for parents of children in EYFS and Year 1. The leaflet also serves to assist planning in the classroom and can be particularly useful for teaching assistants when leading intervention groups.
MrEarlyYears
Observation and Assessment Pack (EYFS)

Observation and Assessment Pack (EYFS)

Included in this bundle is: A long Observation Proforma with key prompts to make observing simple. A Reading Observation Proforma with key prompts to make observing reading simple. Numeracy Assessment Grid for recording on-entry baseline and termly progress in Numeracy Phonics/Literacy Assessment grid for recording on-entry baseline and termly progress in phonics A shape assessment grid for recording children's knowledge of simple 2d shapes.
MrEarlyYears
Outdoor Learning Forest School Complete Set of Activities

Outdoor Learning Forest School Complete Set of Activities

New users can get this resource for free by entering the code OUTSTANDINGOCT 6 Lesson Plans/Activities including Art with Natural Resources, Bug Hunt, Building a Bug Hotel, An Introduction to Fire, Cooking on an Open Fire, and Small World Story Making with Faries (Fairy World). Also included is a Risk Assessment for having a fire and an Introduction to Forest School. This is an ideal introduction to get you on your way to confidently leading a group of children outside. The activities are designed for children from Reception up to Year 2 but they can easily be adapted for Nursery and older year groups. Please be aware, these are designed for teachers and are there to be interpreted. True Forest School does not follow lesson plans. These resources are designed to give ideas and act as a back up for the practitioner to deliver a catalyst and prompts for learning whilst being prepared to follow the children in their learning journey! Forest School should be led by the children.
MrEarlyYears
Early Years Maths & Fine Motor Development ideas with Playdough (Play Doh)

Early Years Maths & Fine Motor Development ideas with Playdough (Play Doh)

A 4-page leaflet comprising a bank of activities for teachers, support staff, childminders and parents to engage with their child to help their learning. The activities all involve using playdough to help the child develop in the key areas of learning such as Speaking & Listening, Mathematics, Personal, Social and Emotional Development etc. The leaflet is extremely useful for parents of children in EYFS and Year 1. The leaflet also serves to assist planning in the classroom and can be particularly useful for teaching assistants when leading intervention groups.
MrEarlyYears
Early Years Classroom Design (resources for EYFS continuous provision)

Early Years Classroom Design (resources for EYFS continuous provision)

This resources will suggest ideas for resources in curriculum areas around your classroom. With a focus on continuous provision, this resources will tell you what should be available for the children in areas such as the reading area, creative area, sensory area etc. Aimed especially to support NQTs and new to reception teachers, this resource will save you heaps of time planning what resources are needed where. FREE: An on-entry assessment for numeracy FREE: An 'All About Me' booklet to send home to your parents for the children to complete and return.
MrEarlyYears
Reading Observation Sheet with Prompts (EYFS)

Reading Observation Sheet with Prompts (EYFS)

An observation sheet especially tailored to reading. With this sheet, you can observe the child during an adult led guided reading session or during independent child-led reading. The sheets contain an extensive range of prompts to guide the observer which makes observing quick and easy!
MrEarlyYears
Child Observation: A Learning Story (EYFS)

Child Observation: A Learning Story (EYFS)

A lesson observation sheet for EYFS (Nursery and Reception). I have called this a Learning Story as it allows the observer to write down exactly what is happening with a view of recording the learning. There is an extensive bank of prompts on the sheet to make observing easy for the assistant (LAS or TA) as well as the teacher. The prompts include "Is the child interested?", "Does the child take turns?", "Does the child express needs and feelings in an appropriate way?" etc. This helps to guide the observer to spot achievements and challenges for the child. On the reverse of the sheet, the Characteristics of Effective Learning prompts are listed in a clear easy to read table for easy observing.
MrEarlyYears
Cooking on an Open Fire

Cooking on an Open Fire

This lesson plan/ activity will guide you through cooking on an open fire with your children. It is intended for children aged 4-10 but can easily be extended for slightly elder children. The activity follows the Forest School approach to fire making. The plan guides you through the process of getting the children involved (gathering fuel) and having them prepare and cook the food (Camp Fire Pizza!). I recommend this session be carried out when the practitioner has complete confidence in the behaviour of the children. This suits nicely towards the end of a series of Forest School sessions.
MrEarlyYears
Forest School: An Introduction to Making a Fire

Forest School: An Introduction to Making a Fire

This lesson plan/ activity will guide you through having a fire with your children. It is intended for children aged 4-8 but can easily be extended for slightly elder children. The activity follows the Forest School approach to fire making and is an ideal means to introduce fire to children. the fire making is in a Kelly Kettle (Storm Kettle) and the plan guides you through the process of getting the children involved (gathering fuel) in order to boil water for their own hot chocolate! I have found this to be one of the most enjoyable sessions taught outdoors but I recommend it only be carried out when the practitioner has complete confidence in the behaviour of the chidlren. This suits nicely towards the end of a series of Forest School sessions and feeds beautifully into cooking on an open fire, which should follow the following week as a means of extending and imbedding the learning.
MrEarlyYears
Phonics/Literacy Assessment

Phonics/Literacy Assessment

A sheet to record your assessment of the children in phonics/literacy. Print this sheet twice (there are enough rows for 15 names) and use it for on-entry, term 2 and term 3 assessment. Simply fill in beside each child's name their results for the number of phonemes, graphemes tricky words and so forth that the child knows. Each term's entry is on the same page to allow for progression to be seen easily.
MrEarlyYears
Characteristics of Effective Learning: Bank of Statements

Characteristics of Effective Learning: Bank of Statements

Complete your characteristics of effective learning easily with these ready-made statements which have been differentiated for the low, medium and high attaining child. Simply copy and paste the statements which most resemble the child in question and edit accordingly. These statements will also prompt you with ideas for completing your more 'personal' report. Please leave a review and/or follow me!
MrEarlyYears
Numeracy Assessment (EYFS)

Numeracy Assessment (EYFS)

A sheet to record your assessment of the children in numeracy. Print this sheet twice (there are enough rows for 15 names) and use it for on-entry, term 2 and term 3 assessment. Simply fill in beside each child's name their results for numeral recognition, ability to count objects, count irregular objects and so forth. Each term's entry is on the same page to allow for progression to be seen easily.
MrEarlyYears
Shape Assessment (EYFS)

Shape Assessment (EYFS)

A sheet to record your assessment of the children in 2d shape recognition. Print this sheet twice (there are enough rows for 15 names) and simply fill in beside each child's name their results for recognition of each shape which is clearly shown.
MrEarlyYears
Small World.  Fairy World (EYFS&KS1) Outdoor Learning Forest School

Small World. Fairy World (EYFS&KS1) Outdoor Learning Forest School

A complete lesson plan for to develop creative story writing through small world play outside. This lesson plan will guide you to setting up your environment in a way that will inspire the children and develop their imagination. This lesson plan is for an approximate 2 hour session but has the possibility to be extended to a second session. Ideas for extension are included. This lesson plan fosters creativity, independence, confidence building and autonomy and is excellent for developing friendships and settling children in at the beginning of term. Fairy World is an exciting and magical lesson for all the children and adults and the introduction of the dragon at the end just makes everyone want more! Please leave a review and/or follow me for the chance to be the first to hear about more great resources!
MrEarlyYears
Bug Hunt.  Forest School Outdoor Learning searching for bugs and insects outside.

Bug Hunt. Forest School Outdoor Learning searching for bugs and insects outside.

This resource will enable you to take your children on an effective bug hunt in the garden of your setting. This resource will enable you to explore four different avenues to bug hunting while teaching children about habitats, names of insects/minibeasts, management of personal safety as well as fostering the development of confidence, independence, team work and communication and language.
MrEarlyYears
Bug Hotel.  Outdoor Learning Forest School Building a Home for Insects

Bug Hotel. Outdoor Learning Forest School Building a Home for Insects

Everything you need to create your own bug hotel! This lesson plan clearly presents how to easily build your own bug hotel while teaching children the importance of garden wildlife. The Bug Hotel lesson plan remains within the Forest School ethos and focuses on the social and emotional aspects of learning. The Bug Hotel lesson plan can be adapted to suit a Maths, Science or Forest School lesson. The Bug Hotel lesson plan is recommended for children in Nursery, Reception and Key Stage 1.
MrEarlyYears
Forest School Outdoor Learning Art and Design using Natural materials

Forest School Outdoor Learning Art and Design using Natural materials

This lesson plan will guide you with your group of KS1 children in your outdoor area. The plan includes games (to develop confidence, team bonding and language - great for EAL children) and an activity which encourages children to explore and discover their natural environment while developing their skills in design and creativity. This activity fosters resilience, cooperation, imagination and problem solving skills
MrEarlyYears
Forest School Outdoor Learning Introduction

Forest School Outdoor Learning Introduction

An introduction to gardening through a forest school ethos. This lesson plan contains games (warm up activities) to promote language, literacy and confidence. It contains challenges to promote resilience and confidence and an activity to develop an awareness and respect of/for nature. The lesson/activity is planned for around 2 hours.
MrEarlyYears
Playdough Mats for Counting 1-5 (EYFS)

Playdough Mats for Counting 1-5 (EYFS)

5 simple playdough mats numbered 1-5. Designed for Nursery and Reception (EYFS). These mats are themes with apple trees and require the child to place X number of apples (playdough) on the tree. Each mat is designed to show the required number of apples in the pictorial form as well as displaying the numeral. Using these mats with playdough is an excellent method of teaching children about number and quantity through moving from concrete to visual and finally to numerical representation.
MrEarlyYears
Set of printable Ten-Frames and numerals to 10 including activities.  Maths Interventions (EYFS)

Set of printable Ten-Frames and numerals to 10 including activities. Maths Interventions (EYFS)

A set of Ten-Frames including numerals to 10 to use in maths interventions. Suggested activities are included to work with children in the Reception class (EYFS). These Ten-Frames and numerals should be printed and laminated and can be used with counters or playdough. Ten-Frames are a fantastic way for children to understad the concept of number and quantity using concrete objects linked with numerical representation.
MrEarlyYears
All About Me.  Booklet to go home for parents.  EYFS

All About Me. Booklet to go home for parents. EYFS

A booklet to send home to your parents during the first week of school. This booklet will serve as a great transition between the home and school for the child as it will allow them to draw pictures and (with help from an adult) answer the questions about themselves such as what they can do and what they like to play with. This All About Me booklet serves September well as generally, EYFS classrooms focus on learning about ourselves and each other. This gives each child a great opportunity to stand up and present their completed booklet and talk about it (themselves)
MrEarlyYears